PM Minimalist Update: June 21, 2011

New Articles, Tools, & Resources from Michael Greer, The Project Management Minimalist

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What's New

PM Minimalist Book Now Supported by Scripted Meeting Guides & DVD!

The Project Management Minimalist Collection I've just published two new team power tools that will help you "hit the ground running" with your next project! The Project Management Minimalist book is now supported by The PM Minimalist Mentor (scripted meeting guides, etc.) and The Project Management Minimalist Video Series (One DVD with 12 brief, tutorial videos). Now you don't need expensive, time-consuming PM training! These powerful, performance-based tools are based on my decades of experience training new project managers in all sorts of industries. So they're simple, practical and you can apply them immediately on your next project! (More below...)

The PM Minimalist Mentor: Scripted Coaching Tools to Guide Your Project Team

This tool collection includes specific, scripted meeting discussion guides so you can facilitate your project team meetings like a pro! It will take you and your team through all 10 Step to Project Success as laid out in The Project Management Minimalist reference book. (See the video overview here:

The PM Minimalist Mentor & Features for Teams

Special Introductory Offer: $10 OFF -- To order your copy, click the link below & use this discount code: WHU2TQUM

The Project Management Minimalist Video Series

This is a collection of brief (5 - 10 min.) video tutorials that will help you and your project team apply the tools from The Project Management Minimalist book. Watch them all at once... or watch them one-at-a-time, as needed. However you decide to use them, it's like having me right there with you... coaching you through the "just enough" PM Minimalist approach. (See the video overview here:

PM Minimalist DVD Video Series & Features for Teams

Special Introductory Offer: $5 OFF -- To order your copy, click the link below & use this discount code: AFDKM4AV

A New Favorite Minimalist Computer Tool: Jing

Image from Jing websiteAs I said in the last Update, I love simple, focused computer tools! Jing (from TechSmith) is my new favorite! It's clean, easy-to-use, powerful -- and better yet, it's free!* And it will allow you to create "Show and Tell" video demos of anything you do on your computer and upload them to YouTube or share them through your own private library at Jing's Specifically, with Jing, you can:

Both of the videos above (my demo/overviews of The PM Minimalist Mentor & The Minimalist Video Series) were created using nothing but Jing and my webcam. The Jing website lists some of the things you might want to do with Jing:

Here's a video overview of Jing from the TechSmith website: * NOTE: For the tiny sum of $14.95/year I got the "Pro" version of Jing. This allows you to pull in webcam images, create MP4 files instead of simply flash video files, and removes the Jing ad that appears at the end of your videos in the free version.

Reminders, Resources & Footnotes

Blog Post You Might Have Missed

Since last month's Update, I've posted this new article on my blog:

PM Minimalist Support System & Freebies

The PM Minimalist Support System & Freebies page includes a chart summarizing links to multi-media collection of resources to help individual project managers, project teams and entire organizations go Minimalist. Check it out! (Note: I'll be adding to this grid as I make more support items available.)

Now Available: One Dozen Private & Customizable PM Webinars!

Private PM WebinarsSo… you don’t have time to stop working for several days and send everybody to PM training? Or maybe you don’t have the money to spend on a full-blown, on-site workshop w/T&L expenses? See how you can take a Minimalist approach to your PM training through brief, one or two-hour customized webinars!

[Click here to download the full 7-page PDF: The PM Minimalist Private Webinars: Buy Your Custom PM Training By the Hour!]



The PM Minimalist Paperback Version Is Available at CreateSpace

Hard-copy (paperback) from CreateSpacePrefer an old-fashioned, physical copy of the book you can hold in your hands? Then check out this 122-page paperback version.

And (because you're special!) I'll give you a HUGE INTRODUCTORY DISCOUNT on your purchase price. Just email me at: I'll send you a special discount code good for a nice, fat price reduction! (I promise!)

NOTE: Of course,the Kindle, NOOK, & PDF versions are still available. Go to for info.




8-min. Video Overview of The Project Management Minimalist

Video Overview: The PM Minimalist: Just Enough PM to Rock Your Projects!Check out this brief 8-minute video overview of The... Minimalist, describing how it supports project managers, project teams, and the entire organization.

If you already own the book, you might benefit from the brief introduction to all the good stuff you'll find inside. And it's also great way to introduce the book to friends and colleagues.

Live Video Chat Now Available at My Website

I've just set up a chat room at my website where we can talk live, one-on-one (or one on two, since it will handle 3-way live video conversations). All you need is a web cam, a microphone, and a browser connected to the 'net. Live Video ChatNo other software is needed.

If you would like to meet me in a live video chat room for a free, private, one-on-one discussion, just email me at

I’ll send you a password and arrange a time. After you have the password, simply click the link below & follow the instructions. Click here to go to the PM Minimalist Live Video Chat Room



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